Creative Workshop Programme - 2019

The Old Lock Up Gallery is the perfect space for creativity - a unique and peaceful venue - with log burning stove, beautiful natural light, original oak beams and wooden floor.

Truly indulgent creativity - led by talented creative practitioners.

To Book:

E: theoldlockupgallery@gmail.com

T: 07960097605


June 15th - Spoon Carving - £45

Join Gareth Hills for a workshops where you’ll learn the skill of whittling - including types of wood and tools to use, safety aspects and how to whittle a spoon or a spatula. This popular workshop booked up fast in January this year - Gareth is a superb workshop facilitator and your guaranteed a thoroughly enjoyable evening at the gallery! This is an evening workshop from 5.30pm - 9pm.

Places are limited to 6 so as the workshop has plenty of 1:1 tutoring time if needed.

5.30pm - 9pm

 All materials, refreshments and resources are provided, so you don’t need to bring anything!

July 13th - Abstracting from Nature - Day 1 - £55

Join Artist, Curator and Creative Expressive Facilitator Rachael Pinks for a creative art workshop where you’ll spend time in the local natural woodland environment sketching and drawing inspiration from your surroundings. You’ll then return to The Old Lock Up Gallery to look at the work of Contemporary Artists whose work abstracts from nature.

We’ll then carefully explore and consider your sketches - looking at tools and techniques that you can implement so as to develop these sketches further. An art workshop where you are supported and enabled to find your own creative voice and expression.

Leading onto Day 2 of the workshop where you’ll progress your ideas further and create a finished piece of work.

Places are limited to 4 so as the workshop has plenty of 1:1 tutoring time if needed.

3pm - 8pm

Suitable for aged 16 years+.

July 25th - Life Drawing - £25

Join Rachael Pinks for a four hour life drawing class where informal tuition will be available if required. There will be 2 models during the evening and the poses will range form short poses for quick warm up sketches to longer poses so as to develop detailed drawings or undertake pieces of work in paint. Materials and light refreshments provided.

5.30 - 9.30pm

Suitable for aged 16 years+.

August 5th - Coptic Book Binding - £55

Join Hannah Barker from the Small Print Company for a three hour workshop in which you will learn the ancient Japanese craft of stab binding. After choosing a beautiful decorative paper, you will learn how to construct an A5, hard backed book, using the stab binding sewing technique to hold the pages and covers together.

Your decorative book will make the perfect journal or sketchbook, holding treasured photos or written memories. At the end of the session you will be able to take away the skills and book that you have made.

Places are limited to 6 so as the workshop has plenty of 1:1 tutoring time if needed.

10am - 4pm

 All materials and resources are provided, so you don’t need to bring anything!

 Suitable for children also, 12 years onwards.

August 18th - Abstracting from Nature - Day 2 - £55

Join Artist, Curator and Creative Expressive Facilitator Rachael Pinks for Day 2 of this creative art workshop - where we will take your sketches, ideas, initial pieces and develop these further with explorative creative techniques and tools so as to create a finished piece of work. An art workshop where you are supported and enabled to find your own creative voice and expression.

Places are limited to 4 so as the workshop has plenty of 1:1 tutoring time if needed.

10am - 4.30pm

All materials and resources are provided, so you don’t need to bring anything! If you wish to bring along preferred brushes, colour palettes of paint and materials - please do!

Suitable for aged 16 years+

September 16th - Japanese Bookbinding - £55

Join Hannah Barker from The Smallprint Company for a workshop in which you will learn the ancient Japanese craft of stab binding. After choosing a beautiful decorative paper, you will learn how to construct an A5, hard backed book, using the stab binding sewing technique to hold the pages and covers together.

Your decorative book will make the perfect journal or sketchbook, holdingtreasured photos or written memories.

At the end of the session you will be able to take away the skills and book that you have made. 

Places are limited to 6 so as the workshop has plenty of 1:1 tutoring time if needed.

10am - 4pm

All materials and resources are provided, so you don’t need to bring anything!

Suitable for aged 12+ years